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Hazar Imam at Chantilly for the 95th Qatar Prix de L' Arc de Triomphe 2016-10-01

Hazar Imam with Prince Aly Mohamed at Chantilly 2016-10-02

This year's Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe is being held in Chantilly instead of its usual venue at Longchamp where a new grandstand is being built.
Hazar Imam arrived at Chantilly on Saturday October 1st with Princess Zahra and Princess Salwa.

Zarak jockeyed by C. Soumillon came in 3rd in the Qatar Prix Dollar Stakes - Group 2
In the Qatar Prix Du Cadran Stakes - Group 1 Vazirabad came in 2nd with jockey C. Soumillon

Hazar Imam's winning horse Harzand - winner of the 2016 Epsom Derby - was featured in the Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe (Group 1) on Sunday October 2nd.

Epsom Derby 2016

Epsom Derby 2016

Queen Elizabeth presents His Highness The Aga Khan with the Investec Derby Trophy 2016-06-04

Harzand Gives Aga Khan Fifth Epsom Derby Win 2016-06-04

Queen Elizabeth presents the Investec Derby Trophy to His Highness The Aga Khan 2016-06-04

The Aga Khan homebred Harzand moved to the lead in mid-stretch of the Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and fought off a challenge from Us Army Ranger to win the 1 1/2-mile classic June 4 at Epsom Downs.

Jockey Pat Smullen picked up his first Epsom Derby win after delivering a well-timed move, opening a clear advantage when passing Idaho in midstretch, and then fending off runner-up Us Army Ranger, the 7-2 favorite, for a 1 1/2-length victory in the £1,545,000 ($2.25 million) classic, the most lucrative race ever run in Great Britain.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan To Open Asian Racing Conference 2015-11-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan To Open Asian Racing Conference  2015-11-26

Princess Zahra at Asian Racing Conference Mumbai, India January 26, 2016

Princess Zahra Aga Khan To Open Asian Racing Conference 2015-11-26

Princess Zahra Aga Khan
Paulick Report

Princess Zahra Aga Khan will give the opening address at the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Asian Racing Conference at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai on Monday, Jan. 26, 2016.

The address has special significance given that the history of her family's involvement in racing and breeding began in India in the 1800's with Aga Khan I.

The green silks with red epaulets of His Highness the Aga Khan IV are famous in top-class racing in Europe and throughout the world.

Hazar Imam's horses win 2 races at Arc de Triomphe

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Vazirabad won the first race - the Qatar Prix de Chaudenay. Candariliya followed with another impressive come-from-behind win in the 3rd race - the Qatar Prix de Royallieu. Princess Zahra with Princess Sara accepted both the winner's prizes. Christophe Soumillon was the jockey in both races

Aga Khan wins with Saryshagann at prix de Diane Longines 2015-06-14

Aga Khan takes the winner's prize in the first race at Prix de Diane 2015-06-14
Heritage Society Collection

Saryshagann with jockey Christophe Soumillon won the 1st Race at Prix de Diane Longines on Sunday June 14th 2015 at 2 PM

Dalkala denies Tasaday in l'Opera 2013-10-06


The Aga Khan's Dalkala won in a head bob at the finish line to deny favorite Tasaday in a Prix de l'Opera Longines thriller Oct. 6 at Longchamp.

Silasol led early tracked by multiple French group winner Tasaday and Secret Gesture but entering the straight faded out of it as Christophe Soumillon urged Tasaday into command. Dalkala moved from midpack to run with Tasaday and doggedly pursued the front-runner down the stretch, drawing even in the final strides before thrusting her nose in front to win a tight photo.

Thistle Bird uncorked a strong rally to take third, a neck back.

Valirann steps up under Soumi


Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend at Longchamp started off in the best possible fashion for the Aga Khan as the owner celebrated a winner in the Qatar Prix Chaudenay.

It was Valirann, a course-and-distance winner in Group Three company last month, who stepped up one grade with Christophe Soumillon producing him with a strong late run and holding off stern challenges from Montclair and Lucky Loo in a head-bob.

British raider Nearly Caught attemped to make all of the mile and seven furlongs but weakened in the closing stages and was sixth.

The Pristine Chantilly, France, Château and Grounds of the Aga Khan 2013-02-01

vanity fair

Vanity Fair - February 2013 features an article and interview of H.H. The Aga Khan: The Aga Khan’s Earthly Kingdom - Multi-billionaire prince, spiritual leader of 15 million Ismaili Muslims, and one-man state, the fourth Aga Khan defies all boundaries. Photographs by Jonathan Becker.

Hazar Imam at Longchamps 2012-10-07

Hazar Imam at Longchamps 2012-10-07

Hazar Imam at Longchamps for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2012-10-07

Aga Khan wins again with Ridasiyna 2012-10-07

H.H. The Aga Khan on the winner's podium at Longchamp
Heritage staff

On the 2nd day of the Qatar Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe, Ridasiyna wearing the Aga Khan's racing colours won the 5th Race - the Prix de L'Opera Longines - at odds of more than 16 to 1. Ridasiyna was raced by the jockey CP Lemaire who had also won the previous day with Dalkala.

In this 5th Race, the Aga Khan also had Sagawara wearing his racing colours of green top with red stripe. The jockey for Sagawara was S. Bosse.

Aga Khan at the 2012 Qatar Prix de l' Arc d'Triomphe

Aga Khan on the winner's podium at Longchamp accepting the trophy  2012-10-06

Dalkala won the 5th Race for H.H. The Aga Khan on the Opening day of the 2012 Arc d'Triomphe at Longchamps. This 5th Race - the Qatar Prix de Royallieu - had the highest winners' purse in the amount of 250,000.00 euros for this day.

The Aga Khan's racing colors were represented by 4 horses in Races 2,3, 5 and 6 with the jockey for all races being CP Lemaire.

Race 2 horse was Verema, Race 3 had Sarkiyla, Race 5 was run by the winner Dalkala and Race 6 was run by Parisham.

Aga Khan continues stellar weekend at Longchamp

Thoroughbred Times

Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 1:53 PM

Aga Khan continues stellar weekend
on Sunday at Longchamp

by Mike Curry

The breeding and racing operations of the Aga Khan and his family collected so much hardware this weekend at Longchamp they might have to construct a new wing for the trophy collection.

Zarkava is latest star from Aga Khan's endless line - 2008-09-28

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The Observer

On Sunday, Zarkava will put her unbeaten record on the line in attempting to become the Aga Khan's fourth winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, recognised as the pinnacle of achievement for middle-distance horses in Europe.

The Aga has raced some pretty special fillies in his time, including Aliysa, whose disqualification from the 1989 Oaks led to the owner boycotting British racing for some four years, but Zarkava looks like the best of them all.


Zahra Aga Khan And Her Filly Mandesha

Paris, France: Princess Zahra's horse Mandesha won at Longchamp. HH Aga Khan attended with His daughter Zahra, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at the Hippodrome de Longchamp. Winning owner Princess Zahra Khan said, 'The Arc is a dream which will carry on to next year.' Winning breeder the Aga Khan said, 'We opted for the Opera instead of the Arc when we decided she would stay in training and besides three-year-old fillies don't have a good record in the race.'


Hazar Imam with the winning horse

The Savoy, London, UK: H.H. Aga Khan joined a select group of recipients when collecting the 10th annual Peter O'Sullevan award. The Aga Khan, who has dominated racing in France during his lifetime, said: 'I came into this great game by accident at the age of 23.'

The Aga Khan joined a select group of recipients when collecting the
10th annual Peter O’Sullevan award at The Savoy in London yesterday.

The owner-breeder, who has seen his colours carried to Derby success
four times at Epsom, was added to an illustrious list of racing names


Hazar Imam at Woodbine Race Track, Toronto, Canada  2002-09-29

Mowlana Shah Karim attended the Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. His horse Alasha trained by Sir Michael Stoute and jockey Johnny Murtagh raced at 2:26 PM and came in second in the Taylor Stakes. At the finish of the mile and one-quarter classic, contested over a turf course listed as yielding, Fraulein and red-hot jockey Kevin Darley prevailed by one length over a closing Alasha. From Woodbine, Mowlana Shah Karim went to visit the site of the proposed high profile Jamatkhana.

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October 1, 2006 Longchamp, Paris: Winning breeder the Aga Khan said, "We opted for the Opera instead of the Arc when we decided she would stay in training and besides three-year-old fillies don't have a good record in the race."

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